“Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle,
but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.”
― Homer, The Iliad, Book 22 (Tr. R. Fagles)
The Aquila Theatre and American combat veterans/actors of the Warrior Chorus collaborate on a unique theatrical experience – Our Trojan War, where the classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. Our Trojan War performances and workshops for veterans, their families and interested community members.
Our Trojan War Performance Schedule:
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 7:00 PM Performance – McCullough Theatre – University of Texas at Austin
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 7:00 PM Performance – McCullough Theatre – University of Texas at Austin
- Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 8:00 PM Performance – Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO
- Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 8:00 PM Performance – Stewart Theater at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Sunday, April 1, 2017 – 8:00 PM Performance – Alden Theatre – McLean Community Center, McLean, VA
- Friday, April 7, 2017 – 8:00 PM Performance – McCain Auditorium – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
- April 19-23 , 2017 – BAM FISHER – Brookly, NY
Workshops: Exact times are to be announced.
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
- Friday, March 24, 2017 – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
- Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO
- Thursday, March 30, 2017 – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Our Trojan War uses epic moments from Homer’s Iliad and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry to propel a thrilling chronicle of men and women at war. The clash of gods and heroes, the rage of Achilles, the suicide of Ajax, the fall of Troy and the rise of Rome are among the many stories of war and homecoming told by the Aquila Theatre alongside members of the Warrior Chorus.
Additionally, Aquila Theatre will be holding veteran-led Warrior Chorus workshops at these venues around the performance dates. Using classical texts like The Iliad and The Odyssey, these workshops will encourage a deeper level of understanding between the veteran and civilian communities, generating honest and constructive discussion through the power of storytelling. Workshops are open to active members of the military, veterans, spouses and significant others, parents, high school and adult-aged children, and anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the military community.
The Warrior Chorus is a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities. The Warrior Chorus is Veteran-Made American Art and is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is hosted at New York University, Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Southern California.
For more information please contact Aquila Theatre at (914) 401-9494 or by emailing [email protected]